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Black mat algae, lynbya, aka Black mat algae has taken over Tuckertown Lake. Is Shearon Harris next?

A threatening black menace continues to encroach upon the fisheries at Tuckertown and Shearon Harris lakes. The moss-like growth cloaks shoreline cover, leaves floating deposits of itself, and stinks up the place.


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The Berkley braid knot is useful for attaching braid to your hook, jighead or lure. Get all knotted up - with the Berkley braid knot

Read the instructions below, then watch the accompanying video for great step-by-step visuals.


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Big drum are flooding the Pamlico Sound and Pamlico River, and guide Richard Andrews said lots of speckled trout won't be far behind them. Big drum bite on in Pamlico River, Pamlico Sound; specks to follow?

Capt. Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Washington said the Neuse River isn’t the only place in North Carolina that gets a lot of large red drum in the late summer. The fishing in the Pamlico River and Pamlico Sound has been great, and on Wednesday, he had two anglers on a charter who caught 13 of the big fish.


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It doesn’t take Danny Sisson of Rural Hall long to fill a cooler in the fall when he finds crappie around docks or  brush piles. Shooters, spiders and slabs - Shooting docks and spider-rigging should be part of every North Carolina fisherman’s fall crappie arsenal

When the dogwoods bloom in the spring, it’s traditional for fishermen to crank up their crappie-fishing efforts. How ‘bout when the leaves start to turn in the fall?


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Bottomfish like this hefty red grouper are regular visitors to Capt. Butch Foster’s boat during September. You can bet your bottom dollar that offshore bottom-fishing will heat up as the weather cools in September

The Yeah Right swung into position on the anchor rope, and the screen on the fish finder lit up with a mound of fish just above the small ledge. Smiling, Capt. Butch Foster of Southport gave the command to start fishing. His son and mate, Chris Foster, had already passed out bottom-fishing outfits and put chunks of squid and fish on the hooks, and it was only a moment before baits headed for the bottom 100 feet below.


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The base of operations for guide Mike Taylor in the fall is the extensive marsh area around Morehead City. March to Morehead’s marsh! Morehead City marsh reds are a great fall target

Capt. Mike Taylor slowed the engine of his bay boat, making sure he did not bang the prop on an oyster bed. The sun was higher than he preferred, but the timing of the high tide was more important than beating the sunrise.


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Guide Rick Patterson has the ticket for great fall flounder fishing around Swansboro: make a tour of docks and piers. Hook up to Swansboro’s flounder docking stations

As he eased up to a dock on the Intracoastal Waterway a little south of Swansboro, Capt. Rick Patterson of Cape Carteret’s Cape Crusader Charters explained it was a special one, that he really expected it to be holding fish.


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Tidal Wave Tidal Wave

If bowfishing is your passion, then you’ll want to check out the Tidal Wave from PSE. It is the new dual-cam version of PSE’s popular Wave bow, and it’s been engineered with a constant draw weight for snap shooting, a 32-inch axle-to-axle length that allows for quick maneuverability and a durable design able to handle extreme conditions. PSE is offering the Tidal Wave in a bowfishing kit that includes a Snap Shot rest, AMS reel with line and two bowfishing arrows.


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Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant

Star brite’s new Ultimate Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant combines cleaning agents that strip away deposits and grime from all fiberglass, Kevlar, rotomolded and inflatable kayaks, Standup Paddleboards and canoes. Its high-tech PTEF® polymers also help repel damaging UV rays and provide a non-slippery barrier to future stains. This formula enhances the color and texture of all treated surfaces and is ideal for paddles too.


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Engel Cooler/Dry Box with Rod Holders Engel Cooler/Dry Box with Rod Holders

Now there’s an easy way to get your rods and reels to the water. The Engel 30 quart and 19 quart Cooler/Dry Boxes with Rod Holders can be slung over your shoulder, freeing both your hands for more gear. These handy coolers have UV-resistant outer shells and lightweight insulation that will keep your items cold. You can also use it for storage of those items that need to be kept dry, like cell phones, wallets, cameras or tablets.


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The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has voted to close a loophole that allowed commercial netters to sell more than their daily allotment of State closes loophole that allowed netters to sell over their limit of drum

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries took a major step Thursday toward curtailing the sale of over-limit red drum by commercial netters when Executive Director Louis Daniel issued a proclamation that takes effect Sept. 1 when the 2014-15 netting season opens. The proclamation said the daily amount of “by-catch” red drum that can be sold will drop from 10 to seven fish, and  netters must sell their reds at the same time and place as they sell targeted species such as bluefish, flounder, mullet and spotted seatrout.


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The lure of the Roanoke

Seventeen rivers flow through North Carolina, and while each has its unique characteristics and attractions, for a paddler, the Roanoke has to be near the top of the list.


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